RQF Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safe Handling of Medicines

RQF Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines.

The RQF Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines  aims to help learners to develop a general understanding of different types of medications and their uses.

The knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medicines and learn about the relevant legislation and audit process related to the medications and issues of responsibility and accountability.
Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. 

However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe, or even fatal, consequences. It is fundamental to have an up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines for anyone or professionals prompting or administering medication.

This qualification is a great introduction to the different types of medicines, how to record, store and handle them appropriately furthermore it
 is a 13 credits qualification which can be completed in 2-4 weeks.

Funding and Payment options:

Other funding available * Plus employer/learner contribution of £200 through Skills for Care . For more information complete the contact us form below.  
If Self funding:
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Course structure

Entry requirement: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Method of Assessment: This is a knowledge -based RQF Level 2 qualification which requires all mandatory units completed in order to achieve the qualification.
24/7 online access available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.

Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the program.

Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years experience of working and delivering within the Health and Social Care sector.

Method of Payment
Skills for Care Funding or
Self funding available.
All fees paid for the qualification includes e-portfolio allocation, Tutor support, research and support materials, Certificate issue, Learner support if raised and identified, upon signing up for the qualification agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as possibly noticed.

Career Progression:
  • Students 
  • Medical Secretary
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Domiciliary Care Giver
  •  Support Worker
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care 
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Opportunity to progress into doing the level 3 Diploma in Adult care partway to Generic Health care, Mental Health, Learning Disability Adult, Children or Young People services.

Mandatory units

  • Understand medication and prescriptions
  • Supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
  • Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage
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